Coffee Cafe for Global Design Project

I think that the first thing I notice is color. Maybe card colors, clothing, furniture or decor items. So, when I saw that this week’s challenge from  Global Design Project was a color challenge, I knew that I would participate. The choice of Coffee Cafe stamp set was totally random!

Coffee Cafe stamp set, Cpffee Cups Framelits Dies, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Global Design Project, Stampin' Up!,

Isn’t this a great color combination? Here’s the challenge logo. Just click on the image below  to go to the site.


Design Notes for Coffee Cafe Card:

One of the first things I did was to look in the Annual Catalog to see what colors were in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper. Once I saw that Soft Suede was one of the colors, it was an easy decision to use that paper on my card. I stamped the cup, lid and wrapper with Soft Suede ink and cut them out with the Coffee Cups Framelits..And isn’t the shimmery ribbon a fun touch? Finally, I added a little Wink of Stella on the words to make them stand out a bit.

Coffee Cafe stamp set, Cpffee Cups Framelits Dies, Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Global Design Project, Stampin' Up!,

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International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Up!,

Can you take just a minute to vote for my card? I’m hoping to land in the top 10. If that happens then in a few weeks, I’ll be in an International Blog Hop.

Just go to this website.

Find my card, #3.

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Click on the heart to vote for my card.

It’s as easy as that!





You’re The Best, Really!

Today I’m again participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme this time is love. This past weekend I was with my BFF, Janice and her family. We always have fun together and I always feel so blessed and loved when I am with them. So, it was a no brainer that I would make a card for Janice. The sentiment from Watercolor Words describes her perfectly, “You’re the best”

Watercolor Words, Kylie Bertuccis International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Up!,

I love the designer paper on this card and took Kylie’s advice to use it! #LoveItChopIt

International Blog Highlights, Stampin' Up!,

I hope you will go on over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card. If I am in the top 10 vote getters, I’ll be in a blog hop next month, something I love to do. All you need to do is find my card, and then click on the heart on the upper right hand corner. Here’s the link: Just click here.

Design Notes for Watercolor Words Card:

It was fun making this card! I found a little piece of the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper and cut it down just a bit to fit the layer I was planning. Next, I just did some same color stamping with a flower from the stamp set on the Marian Mist piece of card stock.

The sentiment was stamped with Marina Mist ink and then cut with the Layering Circles Thinlits. I popped it up with some Dimensionals. Finally, I added some rhinestones to echo the glitz in the Designer Paper.


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Thanks so much.

Remember to vote for my card this week. Here’s the link.





Window Shopping Box for Try Stamping On Tuesday

This week I have another Try Stamping On Tuesday challenge sample to show you. I used the Window Shopping stamp set to help me create a cover for one of the Acetate Card Boxes.

Window Shopping stamp set,, Acetate Card Boxes, Quilt Top TIEF, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the link and challenge logo. Hop on over, take a look then create a card using this sketch.

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Design Notes for Window Shopping Box:


This is actually not a card but just a front piece I placed on an Acetate Card Box. I made some cards for a friend of mind and wanted to put them in something cute. The Acetate Card Boxes fit up to six cards and envelopes nicely. You might recognize the cards as some that I featured in a post a week or so ago.


Window Shopping stamp set, TryStampingontuesday, Quilt Top embossing folder, Stampin' Up!,


Since the design had lots of white, or unstamped space I wanted something to add a little interest. I could have used some designer paper but opted to use regular card stock and emboss it. The Quilt Top Embossing Folder is from the Holiday Catalog but is still available. Isn’t it a nice design?



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Sa;e-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!,

There are just about two more weeks to take advantage of all that Sale-A-Bration has to offer.

  • Free stamps, ribbons, papers or dies with each $50 purchase.
  • Extra host dollars  ($25!) when your order exceeds $250.
  • Two Free -additional- stamp sets when you purchase the Starter Kit.

Email me if you have any questions! ([email protected])


Thanks for stopping by today.





Oh So Eclectic Inside Outside Card

I was hoping to make a really simple card for today. Guess what. I succeeded. The Oh So Eclectic stamp set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits made it really easy.

Oh So Eclectic Stamp set, Inside Outside CArd, Stampin' Up!,
Do you see the leaves near the bottom peeking out from the inside? The leaves are on the inside and showing on the outside. Thus the name, inside outside!


Design Notes for Oh So Eclectic Card:

Want to learn how to make a card like this? Easy – really!
First I stamped the three leaves on the front of the card. Next, I used one of the Thinlits to cut out the bottom set of leaves. I then added some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the leaves and popped it through the opening to the base of the card.
Oh So Eclectic Stamp set, Inside Outside CArd, Stampin' Up!,
On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the flower three times. I used the Thinlit to cut out each flower. Next, I sponged each flower and then curled each one with my Bone Folder. I used a little SNAIL adhesive to add two of the flowers, the third one was popped up on a Dimensional. Finally, I used the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker to color a pearl for the center of each flower. The last touches were to stamp a sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink and then to add some ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack.

Oh So Eclectic Stamp set, Inside Outside CArd, Stampin' Up!,
I do love the Pearls colored with the Bermuda Pay Stampin’ Blends Marker.

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The Oh So Eclectic stamp set, available in both wood mount and clear mount, is part of a bundle with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. Buy the Bundle and Save!


Hope you are having a wonderful day!


Happy Wishes and Sweet Soiree – Delightful!

It’s true. Sometimes, I hoard the nicest paper. The new Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper is so beautiful, I knew it was going to be hard for me to cut any of it! But, – you will be proud – for today’s post, I used two different pieces.Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! ,

Isn’t that paper just gorgeous? Here’s a better look.

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! ,

Can you see that some of the papers have a touch of silver in them? The two different pieces that I used both had some silver in them. Each piece in this package has one side that has silver highlights. How cool is that!

Are you wondering about why I stacked the pieces of card stock? I found myself arranging the paper that way and then remembered that I had seen a challenge with things stacked that way.  When you look at the other cards submitted, you’ll see that my take on the sketch is not as clever as some but I think I still followed the sketch. Click on the image below to go over to the site.

Case This Sketch #253, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Sweet Soiree Cards:

Once I saw this gorgeous paper, I knew some of the colors would have to be used for mats. The question was, which colors? There are so many great ones to choose from! Each piece of card stock was cut 1/4″ smaller than the one before. I used two stamps from the Happy Wishes stamp set for the sentiment. I was able to add a little extra color by using Stampin’ Write Markers directly on the stamp before I stamped the image onto the card stock. The new Tutti Fruti Adhesive Backed Sequins are adorable and easy to use so I added three to each card.

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! ,

To be honest, I haven’t stamped a sentiment on the inside. Birthday? Congratulations? Thinking of You? Lots of choices. I’ll stamp when I am ready to send it.


Tip for Today

Each Package of Designer Series paper lists the colors used in that package. Selecting from those colors is a great way to start your design process.


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Just Some Reminders:

  • Did you love the stamped sentiment? It’s from a stamp set, Happy Wishes, that is available as a Sale-A-Bration reward. Purchase $100. in items from either the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog and you can select this stamp set. There are 16 stamps in this set and it is available in either wood or clear mount. You have to have it!Happy Wishes, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!,
  • Look for information about my Birthdays to Go class later this week.
  • Thinking of joining Stampin’ Up!? This is the best time ever. For $99 you get to select $125 worth of items (with FREE shipping!) and also get two free stamp sets of your choice! Winner ! Winner!


Hope you are having a stampingly wonderful day!